February 27, 2016
Two years ago I posted my first ever blog post titled Super Simple Pancakes. There was one photo, taken on my DSLR in auto mode (because I had no idea how to use it) & a recipe, that’s it! Even with such a basic post, when I went to press that ‘publish’ button I was a mix of gut-wrenching nerves & overwhelming excitement. I held off so many times until finally, I did it, I pressed it and my blog was out there in cyberland. Today, I still feel the same every time I post something. Yes, even as I type this chocolate chip pancakes post my stomach is churning. I’m hoping the nerves will disappear one day, but I never want to lose that feeling of excitement.
I remember it took me ages to put my first website together, I fumbled my way through WordPress. I knew nothing about web design, let alone SEO, analytics, email lists or marketing. My kids were little, two at school & one at preschool, making regular blogging near impossible. Now all my children are in primary school & my website re-design is finished it’s the perfect time to celebrate! Cue the chocolate chip pancakes!
Last year for my I year blogaversary I remade my chocolate jaffa tart and posted it to Instagram <here, but didn’t get around to blogging it. This year I decided to mark the occasion with a remake of that very first “super simple pancakes” post. I threw in some chocolate chips, popped a couple of candles on top & bobs your uncle – one celebratory stack of chocolate chip pancakes.
“Happy 2 Year Blogaversary Tina x”
A big thank you to all who enjoy what I post here & on social media. I love reading your kind comments even though the busyness of life doesn’t always allow me to respond. They really make my day & inspire me to keep creating & posting recipes.
I am thinking of creating a recipe e-book as my next little project, please leave me a comment if this is something you would be interested in